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BigmanPigman

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About Me

I am 54, retired teacher and illustrator, life-long dem., activist, union member. Also I do not use social media and I'm technologically retarded. I love dogs, rock music and swearing (alot).

Journal Archives

Epstein's victim V. Giuffre said Epstein and Maxwell wanted her to have a baby

and give it to them for $200,000 a month. Now I have heard everything. This is from the journalist with the Miami Herald who has been reporting on this story.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article233704797.html

Trump's State-by-State Approval Ratings Should Scare the MAGA Out of Him

*Map available at link at bottom.

"The online polling firm Civiqs has published a new set of state-by-state job-approval ratings for Trump as of August 11, and it shows how the presidentís overall standing (a 43 percent approval rating nationally, which happens to match the current RealClearPolitics polling average) might translate into electorate votes. Itís not a pretty picture for the president, to put it mildly.

"Civiqs shows the presidentís net approval ratios being underwater (i.e., negative) in 10 states he carried in 2016. These are, by the way, polls of registered voters, not just ďadults,Ē so they should be a relatively sound reflection of the views of the electorate.
If you credit these polls at all, Trumpís reelection will require (1) a big late improvement in his approval ratings, which is possible but unlikely based on long-standing patterns during his polarizing presidency; (2) a campaign that succeeds in making the election turn on theoretical fears about his opponent rather than actual fears about a second Trump term, which wonít be easy either; (3) a big Republican turnout advantage, which is less likely among the larger presidential electorate than it was in 2018; or (4) some diabolical ability to thread the needle despite every contrary indicator, which superstitious Democrats fear for obvious reasons.

"If the fourth scenario ó a win against all the evidence ó is Trumpís best hope for reelection, heís the one who needs to experience some fear and trembling heading toward 2020. If anything, thereís evidence that he is likely to undershoot rather than overshoot his approval ratings as the sitting president of a country whose direction lacks any kind of public confidence. Beyond that, even those who succeed by selling their souls to the devil donít have the collateral to pull that off twice.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/trumps-state-by-state-approval-ratings-should-scare-him.html

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212377141

The 120 House Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry into Trump

https://www.kitv.com/story/40525122/list-the-120-house-democrats-calling-for-an-impeachment-inquiry-into-trump

Of the 235 Democrats in the House, there are at least 120 -- according to a CNN count -- who've made clear they support starting the impeachment inquiry process, while some have gone further.

Read the full list at the link.
Posted by BigmanPigman | Thu Aug 8, 2019, 10:30 PM (0 replies)

Nadler presses ahead with impeachment probe as Pelosi keeps door open

Source: CNN

"The House Judiciary Committee is now engaged in a full-blown investigation and legal fight with the goal of deciding whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the end of the year, according to Democratic officials involved in the effort. Recent court filings and public statements by top Democrats point to a dramatic escalation after lawmakers debated internally for months over mounting an impeachment inquiry into the President."

"As additional House Democrats continue to call for the House Judiciary Committee to launch an impeachment inquiry ó which more than half the caucus now supports ó Democratic sources say the issue is essentially moot since what the panel is doing is basically that: investigating whether Trump should be impeached."

"House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler backs an impeachment inquiry and has made clear in a series of steps and public statements that he is actively considering recommending articles of impeachment in an attempt to remove Trump from office, something the House made clear in a new lawsuit to force former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify."

"Pelosi has shifted her tone over impeachment in recent weeks -- and aides say she's green-lit the language in the House lawsuits that contend the committee is considering voting on whether to impeach the President. She has long contended the House needs to be methodical in its approach, but has consistently batted away talk that the chamber's goal was to impeach Trump, arguing such a move would be divisive and ultimately unsuccessfully since two-thirds of the GOP-led Senate would need to vote to remove Trump from office."

Read more: https://m.cnn.com/en/article/h_703560018aab61ac1d19f23406438e47

NRA stats on $$$ to Dem and GOP reps, lobbyists, committees, etc.

You may also be interested in our comprehensive Gun Rights vs. Gun Control Profile

Dems: Dems: $19,454 $19,454
Repubs: Repubs: $691,950 $691,950
Others: Independents: $0 $0
Incumbents: Total to Members: $582,626 $582,626
Non-Incumbents: Total to All Candidates: $128,778 $128,778

House # of Members Average Contribution Total Contributions
Democrats 5 $3,875 $19,376
Republicans 191 $2,764 $528,000
Independents 0 $0 $0
TOTAL 196 $2,792 $547,376
The US House of Representatives has 435 members.


Senate # of Members Average Contribution Total Contributions
Democrats 0 $0 $0
Republicans 8 $4,406 $35,250
Independents 0 $0 $0
TOTAL 8 $4,406 $35,250
The US Senate has 100 members.

Top Recipients
Chamber Member Amount
House Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) $15,800
Senate Cruz, Ted (R-TX) $9,900
House Culberson, John (R-TX) $9,900
House Faso, John (R-NY) $9,900

Read more...

https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000082&cycle=2018
Posted by BigmanPigman | Thu Aug 8, 2019, 06:35 PM (1 replies)

30 Gun Control Actions YOU can take...

http://www.30guncontrolactionsyoucantakenow.com/take-action

1 - DONATE TO A GUN REFORM (GVP) GROUP

2 - CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS

3 - WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR LOCAL PAPER

4 - FACEBOOK YOUR REPRESENTATIVE

Read the rest at the link.

Here is where and who NRA $$$ goes...from Open Secrets info

Dems: Dems: $19,454 $19,454
Repubs: Repubs: $691,950 $691,950
Others: Independents: $0 $0
Incumbents: Total to Members: $582,626 $582,626
Non-Incumbents: Total to All Candidates: $128,778 $128,778

House # of Members Average Contribution Total Contributions
Democrats 5 $3,875 $19,376
Republicans 191 $2,764 $528,000
Independents 0 $0 $0
TOTAL 196 $2,792 $547,376
The US House of Representatives has 435 members.


Senate # of Members Average Contribution Total Contributions
Democrats 0 $0 $0
Republicans 8 $4,406 $35,250
Independents 0 $0 $0
TOTAL 8 $4,406 $35,250

The US Senate has 100 members

*More stats at the link...
https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000000082&cycle=2018
Posted by BigmanPigman | Thu Aug 8, 2019, 06:05 PM (0 replies)

McConnell says he will not call the Senate back for gun control vote.

My, my, what a surprise. OK, now it falls off the front page until the next one, then the one after that, then the "biggest shooting yet", etc.
Posted by BigmanPigman | Thu Aug 8, 2019, 05:46 PM (6 replies)

CA Gov says gender 'missing in the national conversation' about shootings

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday called for gender to be part of the conversation about mass shootings given that shooters are most often men."

"These shootings overwhelmingly - almost exclusively - are males, boys, men. I do think that is missing in the national conversation," Newsom said at an emergency meeting on the state's response to mass shootings, according to Politico."

"If there was anything more obvious, I don't know what is," he added at the meeting with school, health and safety officials. "I think that goes deep to the issue of how we raise our boys to be men, goes deeply to values that we tend to hold dear - power, dominance, aggression over empathy, care and collaboration."

"Newsom called for a more in-depth discussion on gender and violence."

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/456327-california-governor-says-gender-missing-in-the-national-conversation
Posted by BigmanPigman | Tue Aug 6, 2019, 09:03 PM (8 replies)

What is the total tax on products in your city and state?

In mine they added an additional tax in July. Now the total tax is 31% on products...OUCH!
State Excise Tax..15%
State Sales Tax...7.75%
City Excise Tax...8%
Posted by BigmanPigman | Tue Aug 6, 2019, 01:30 AM (6 replies)

IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY - we can do it!

Start an impeachmemt inquiry now! Get your reps to move ln this! 118 Congressmembers are on board. Let's get 100% by Sept 9th.

This is IMPEACHMENT SUMMER! https://indivisible.org/resource/impeachment-inquiry-event-toolkit

Find an event, map here...https://indivisible.org/events

"We need to start an impeachment investigation not just because Trump obstructed justice in the Mueller investigation, but also because he is obstructing Congressís efforts to conduct oversight of his administration. In over 20 separate investigations, Trump has sought to block requests for testimony, documents, and other materials that could help shed light onto his corruption and cruelty. This goes well beyond ďexecutive privilege,Ē and into the realm of outright disregard for the checks and balances that define our government."

1. Focus on your representative.

2. Plan, or show up to, something public.

3. Donít underestimate a small group of constituents with signs

4. If thereís no public event, show up to the district office

5. Get creative, but keep it simple.

6. Alert the media.

WE MUST ACT NOW! WE CAN DO IT! Indivisible has been key to getting the House to flip to blue. Don't take the Summer off...there is too much at stake! RESIST! Persist! Peace.


Posted by BigmanPigman | Sun Aug 4, 2019, 10:49 PM (1 replies)
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